Energy Efficiency

Saving Energy Series: Power Outlets

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Your air conditioner and water heater – which we have already discussed – are utilities, and they are hard-wired into your electrical system. Most everything else, including the smaller appliances we discussed, operates using power outlets. This is great news because that means you have direct control and can use these tips to help reduce […]

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Saving Energy Series: Water Heater

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We talked about how cooling your air uses plenty of energy, and another appliance in your house does as well – your hot water heater. Water is about 1,000 times more dense than air, so it makes sense that it would use more energy. Heating water accounts for 15-25% of energy consumption in the average home, according to […]

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Saving Energy Series: Home Appliances

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Your home features many large appliances that are hard-wired into your electrical system, and can not simply be switched off. These include your dishwasher, dryer, oven, and refrigerator. Larger appliance means it can be harder to save energy used by these devices. Remember, we are working on many small steps that together add up to […]

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Biological Pollutants in the Home

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Outdoor air pollution in cities is a major health problem. But air pollution can be a problem where you least expect it, in the place you may have thought was safest — your home. Many ordinary activities, such as cooking, heating, cooling, cleaning and redecorating, can cause the release and spread of indoor pollutants at […]

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Memorial Day 2021

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Join us in honoring and remembering the service men and women and their families that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

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Cheaper Alternatives to Lumber

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We’ve rounded up some of our favorite alternatives to lumber that can help you get the job done. Do you have a favorite? Choosing which one that will work for your project may depend upon what your project entails; and not all may necessarily be cheaper. Metal Studs While the cost of these studs is […]

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Ladder Safety

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As we edge closer to summer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we start thinking of a list of chores we can do around the house – especially preparing the exterior and yard for summer. And many of these chores require the use of a ladder. Knowing how to use a ladder safely can help prevent […]

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10 Steps for Septic System Health

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If your septic tank failed, or you know someone whose did, you are not alone. As a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining your septic system. Proper septic system maintenance will help keep your system from failing and will help maintain your investment in your home. Failing septic systems can contaminate the ground water that […]